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The Rev. Leslie Evans (1946-2010), Funeral and Obituary

On Tuesday, November 2, 2010

in Lower Bucks Hospital, Bristol, Pennsylvania

occurred the death of

The Rev. Leslie Elizabeth Evans


Canonically Resident, Diocese of Bethlehem

Licensed Priest, Diocese of Pennsylvania


The Eucharist and Burial Service will be held at

All Saints’ Church, Torresdale

9601 Frankford Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19114

1:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Rt. Rev. Rodney R. Michel will be the Officiant

The Rev. Stephen B. Snider, Priest-in-charge


Leslie Elizabeth Evans was born in Bethlehem, Pa. on October 26, 1946 to Cary Grayson and Elizabeth McCall Evans.  She received a B.S.N. from Temple University, College of Allied Health Professions, Dept. of Nursing, 1971; M.Div., The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, 1982.  She was ordained Deacon June 12, 1982 and Priest June 22, 1983 by Bishop Lyman Cunningham Ogilby.  Leslie was married on September 9, 1989 to VanKirk E. Wilson; they have two children.  She is also survived by a sister and brother. 

While canonically resident in the Diocese of Pennsylvania, Leslie served as Lay Assistant at St. David’s Church, Manayunk, Phila., PA. 1974-1980; Deacon Intern 1982-1983 and Associate Rector, St. Christopher’s Church, Gladwyne, PA. 1983-1984.

In the Diocese of Bethlehem, Leslie served as Rector, St. James-St. George, Jermyn, Pa. 1984-88. She was then called to be Rector, St. Luke’s Church, Cedar Falls, Iowa 1988-1991; Chaplain, University of Northern Iowa 1988-1991; and Interim Pastor, Trinity Episcopal Parish, Waterloo, Iowa 1992-93.

She returned to the Diocese of Pennsylvania to serve as Rector, Grace and the Incarnation, Port Richmond, Philadelphia, Pa. 1994-2003.  She also served as Associate Chaplain, St. Dismas at Graterford State Prison during her periods of service in the Diocese of Pennsylvania. 

In 2003 she accepted a call to be Rector, St. Andrew’s Church, Allentown, Pa., from which she retired in April, 2007. 

She recently has served as supply priest in several congregations in this and other dioceses, and as Associate for Pastoral Care at All Saints’ Church, Torresdale, Philadelphia, Pa.  She also spent many years in professional nursing.

Condolences may be sent to the family

c/o VanKirk E. Wilson

3105 Penn Valley Avenue

Bristol, PA 19007-2451

In lieu of flowers Leslie’s family requests memorials in her name be directed to Philabundance, 3616 South Galloway Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148 (tel. 215-339-0900).

Rest eternal grant to Leslie, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her. Amen.



Caitlin Stevens

Just found this obit listing and I wanted to correct the info. about her two children (as I am one of them). We are children from her 1st marriage to Bruce B. Evans. Van Kirk Wilson is our step-father!

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